Wills & Estate Planning

Estate planning is a very personalized process that must be tailored specifically to your needs. The attorneys at Scafidi Juliano, LLP have extensive experience navigating the probate process and will guide you through each and every step in the most comprehensive, efficient manner. Depending upon your individual situation, an estate plan might include the following:

will-estate

  • Will
  • Living Will
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Special needs Trusts
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Homestead Declarations

Whether your concern is avoiding probate, protecting assets from creditors, or minimizing estate taxes, our attorneys will work with you to design and implement a plan to accomplish your goals.

Probate

Probate administration is the process by which a decedent’s assets are distributed to their heirs through the appropriate Probate Court.  This process can be extremely complex and very time-consuming.  Attorneys at Scafidi Juliano, LLP have experience with the essential steps of the process and will work with you to complete and file all of the documentation with the court in the most efficient manner.

Our goal is to make sure that your experience during a very difficult time is streamlined, while ensuring that your loved one’s assets are properly managed and distributed.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Civil practice – Commitment – Discharge
    Where (1) a respondent was held involuntarily at Pembroke Hospital on a temporary basis due to mental illness, (2) upon the denial of the hospital’s petition to extend the respondent’s confinement, Pembroke allegedly “discharged” the respondent, but simultaneously detained and transported him without his permission to a second hospital for another mental health evaluation and […]
  • Criminal – Identification evidence – Surveillance video
    Where defendant was convicted after a jury trial of unarmed robbery and assault and battery, the convictions should be upheld despite the defendant’s argument that (1) evidence he terms in-court and out-of-court identifications was erroneously admitted, (2) the judge erred in failing to give a specific unanimity instruction with respect to the unarmed robbery charge […]

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